Married at First Sight couple Jephte Pierre and Shawniece Jackson faced a lot of drama during their season on Lifetime. Meanwhile, much of that drama continued on spinoff Happily Ever After. With a new season of MAFS on the horizon, many viewers want to catch up with some past couples. Are Shawniece and Jephte still going strong?
Married at First Sight: Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre Struggled
Things weren’t always easy on Married at First Sight for Shawniece Jackson and husband Jephte Pierre. At one point they separated. And, Jephte ended up between the sheets with other women. This put a strain on their relationship they almost didn’t come back from. Added to this, Shawniece Jackson was pregnant with his child. This set the stage for a lot of work to do if they wanted to make the relationship work.
Married at First Sight viewers saw everything that went into Jephte Pierre trying to fix his relationship with Shawniece Jackson. She even said she didn’t kiss him for five months following his relations with other women. Meanwhile, all of this went down as they were trying to prepare to be new parents to their baby on the way. Certainly, they had a lot working against them.
MAFS: Baby Laura Denise Pierre Arrives
Things changed in a hurry with the arrival of baby Laura on Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After. Even after their child was born, pastor Calvin Roberson questioned Jephte Pierre’s motives. There were questions over whether Jephte truly loved Shawniece Jackson. Or, whether he loved her only as the mother of his child. He even said at one point that he wasn’t “in love” with his wife.
Meanwhile, Shawniece Jackson railed against him after all the stress of having to take care of their new bundle started to get to her. And, Jephte still had to prove to both Shawniece and the experts that he was in it for the right reasons.
Married at First Sight: Shawniece and Jephte – Are They Still Together
With the new season of Married at First Sight coming in January, there’s a lot of talk about whether or not any of these new pairs can make it. There’s even debate among MAFS fans that production upped the number of couples from four to five to try to increase the success rate. Shawniece and spouse Jephte are one of only a handful of couples still going strong since being on the show.
Jephte Pierre and wife Shawniece Jackson reached some big milestones in 2019. The pair bought a house and celebrated their second anniversary as a married couple. In addition, baby Laura celebrated her first birthday. With many MAFS duos calling it quits, the fact that they’re still together resonates with many watchers – particularly due to all the hard work they had to do to get to this point in their lives.
The pair often update IG with candid snaps and touching family moments. And, after everything they went through to get to this point, they seem to have only grown stronger since their time in front of Lifetime cameras. Certainly, Jephte Pierre and spouse Shawniece are an example for all current and future Married at First Sight couples to follow.
Catch the all-new season of Married at First Sight, January 1 on Lifetime.